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ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition – Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed

Be transported to a new dimension at ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition, Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed.

Making its international debut in Singapore on 12 June 2021, the exhibition pairs six of the world’s most acclaimed videogame developers with six leading media design studios to create a series of large-scale, immersive installations.

The immersive exhibition introduces visitors to new ways of approaching and enjoying videogames through six key themes – SYNESTHESIA, UNITY, CONNECTION, PLAY, NARRATIVE and EVERYTHING.

Let’s step into the realm of the videogame in a series of playful and immersive installations that will take you on a journey through new sonic landscapes and exciting kaleidoscopic worlds now.

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Rezonance, Enhance and Rhizomatiks, 2021 (Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands)

Rezonance, 2021
By Enhance (game developer) and Rhizomatiks (media designer)

The first realm of the exhibition looks at synesthesia – a neurological phenomenon in which the senses are blurred and where sounds can be ‘seen’, and visuals ‘felt’.

Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s experiments with synesthesia have been expanded into a large-scale format, resulting in the new installation, Rezonance (2021).

Upon entering the SYNESTHESIA realm, visitors will be part of the pulsing rhythmic beat and a ‘traveller’ on the Rezonance journey. It allows visitors to encounter this sensorial state as a shared experience.

Using light, sound and technology developed specifically for this exhibition, it have created an unexpected synesthetic encounter which will transport visitors to other worlds and dimensions.

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